Rollbase now features a no-code decision services solution with Corticon integration, becoming the first low-code platform with business rules management.
The new Rollbase V4.4 was just released, and one of the key new features for application designers is a no-code decision services solution. This comes thanks to a new decision service mapper tool and out of the box integration with Progress Corticon.
Corticon is a Business Rules Management System (BRMS) with a patented rules engine that enables you to automate sophisticated decision processes. It uses spreadsheet-style modeling tools, which allow users to manage both simple and very complex rules without having to write code. The no-code and low-code aspects of both Rollbase and Corticon enable users to be extremely agile, creating even more sophisticated apps in record breaking time, and speeding up application delivery and maintenance to speeds never seen before.
How does it all work together? Well, let’s go through a quick example. Say you want to create an application to manage people's retirement eligibility. We have a couple of important requirements:
You would create a Rollbase application that does the following:
The invocation of the decision service is achieved with a specific Corticon trigger type and a visual data mapper.
The trigger specifies that on creating a new applicant, or on modifying an existing one, we need to invoke the decision service.
The mapper lets you specify what data to pass to the decision service and how to pass the results back to the Rollbase applicant object.
And all of this without coding!
Here are two screenshots showing how we map the request and the response:
You can see how, without writing a single line of code, you can call on services encapsulating very complex decisions. Identically, on the decision services side you can write rules without coding thanks to a spreadsheet-style authoring tool.
You get lots of benefits from decoupling the decision logic from the application itself:
Try the latest Rollbase today and enjoy its power.
Thierry Ciot is a Software Architect and Product Owner on Progress Rollbase. Ciot has gained a broad experience in the development of products ranging from development tools to production monitoring systems. He is using his expertise to create a low code/rapid application development platform that provides a “Yes!” user experience. He is now focusing on responsive and adaptive modern web applications for public and private clouds. He holds two patents in the memory management space.
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